I’m currently in the process of assessing the best platform for my team to focus on in the future and it’s currently between vvvv and Touch. I’ve been amazed that I can’t find any sensible articles or forum posts online about the strengths and weaknesses of the two. I’m also interested in the comparative capabilities of Open Frameworks, Max/MSP/Jitter, Cinder and others.
The purpose of this post is to ask genuine Touch users (some of whom I assume are fairly familiar with those other tools), to give as objective an opinion as possible. I really don’t want to turn this into a petty playground argument about the competing tools. I’m genuinely interested in understanding what the latest versions of these tools offer as we enter 2013.
Many thanks in advance for your combined wisdom!
P.S. I realise different tools suit different types of work so it might be useful to know where I’m coming from: We’re a production company specialising in interactive work. We do a lot of projects in visitor attractions, museums and with large corporates. Often this work involves communicating information, not just pretty images. Currently our core tools are Flash, .net, and, increasingly, Unity. We produce assets primarily in Premiere Pro, 3DS Max and After Effects. Sometimes we create large scale, multi-machine installations or shows. We’ve done this with custom developed Flash systems and, where projection mapping is required, we’ve used Catalyst (Mac).